Silence helps bring us back to a place of rest and clarity – away from the noise of the world
This idea originated from Stoic philosophers. Instead of focusing on what you want to achieve, focus on what you want to avoid at all costs.
“Mudita?” is the principle of taking sympathetic or unselfish joy in the good fortune of others.
The art of questioning your own biases, beliefs and experiences.
The goal is not to be perfect. The goal is to be better than before.
Seeking status and looking rich is an expensive game to play. Participation isn’t required.
You have to do both. Otherwise, your goals will not have any value.
MLK explained it best: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”
It is exhausting being a person of colour. Beyond discrimination, psychological and social stress are long lasting and damaging.
The people I admire most are kind and generous and do what they can to make others feel truly seen.
Grace is the ability to find peace regardless of your capacity to control your circumstances
Pretending everything is fine is not the same as knowing you’re going to be OK.
Obsession with yesterday leads to regret and a constant focus on the future breeds anxiety.
Anger can be useful when it is used to defend the innocent.
They blame others for their problems.
Designating time to plan for the future is essential, as is reflecting on and learning from the past.
Focus on growth rather than goals. Have a growth mindset and the goals will follow.
Silent acknowledgment works better when people are venting.
True wealth is not about money.
The generosity of spirit is far more important than giving money.
Criticism gives rise to uncomfortable emotions. Seeing these emotions as data and not as judgements helps us to be more open to criticism.
Wabi-sabi is the Japanese philosophy of embracing the beauty of imperfection.
There is no magic bullet to happiness. There will always be discomfort and worry.
The more you understand someone, the less you can be angry with them.
What matters is not how many things you know, but rather how well you know the things that matter.
DAD: Find a balance between being 100% honest and hurting people. This is a critical skill to learn.
DAD: If you don’t have any critics, you’re doing something wrong.
DAD: To discover the best way to unleash my potential.
Restaurant eating is convenient, but very expensive on a tight budget.
DAD: Spending 10,000 hours focusing on getting better and better.
DAD: EQ or emotional intelligence, is being able to recognize, understand and manage your emotions and the emotions of others.
DAD: Reflect. Do not repeat. Move on.
DAD: Low stress. Good people around you. Being good everyday.
DAD: Kaizen means “perpetual incremental improvement,”. Doing small things a little bit better each day.
DAD: Regret comes in two forms: regretting doing something you wish you hadn’t done, and regretting not doing something you wish you would have done.
DAD: Yes. Accept the possibility that you will be wrong. Don’t be arrogant. Be curious.
DAD: Easy Solution. Try and do less.
DAD: Carrying too much debt causes more than budgeting problems; it can cause stress and personal problems, too.
All successful leaders lead with empathy. Empathy drives purpose and purpose drives results.